The Scandi style set just brought back Tevas sandals

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I'm calling it: the 'ugly shoe' is having a moment. Mum mules are now a thing, dad trainers are now a regular fixture at Fashion Week, and even Crocs are getting a Balenciaga makeover (despited still being one of the most hated fashion items ever).

Now over to Copenhagen Fashion Week, where Teva-like sandals just came back in full force. They were seen on the models at Cecilie Bahnsen, where models were sent down the catwalk in floaty floral frocks and white broderie anglaise smock dresses, teamed with decidedly more masculine sandals by Suicoke (though to be faire there were some bejewelled ones too).

And the trend translated off the catwalk too, with über-chic Scandi editors and influencers wearing the dad sandal on the street too.


If you're into it, then feel free to shop the original style below.

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The key here is to play the hi-lo card, and dress your Teva up with one of those voluminous colourful print dresses that Ganni and STAUD do so well, or with mum jeans and a corset top. A tale of two extremes if you will, though you can also completely dress them down with a sweatshirt and denim cut-offs.

Because in case you missed the memo, normcore is back.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.